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Moms Panel Monday: Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to make time to check out the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts which runs now through February 24, 2020. A true festival of a wide array of arts, this event features culinary arts, performing arts, visual arts, and even featured artists. Throw in some of Disney Broadway’s biggest stars, creative workshops and you’ve got a day filled with magical fun for the entire family.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Photo Op: American Adventure Pavilion:  Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

 Panel Tip #1 – Don’t miss a chance to “step into” the arts

“One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts is having the opportunity to step into a masterpiece!  The amazing ‘step into’ photo ops can be found in Mexico, Italy, France, United Kingdom and American Adventure Pavilions” shares Tamela.

Panel Tip #2 – Sing along with your favorite Broadway Stars at the Disney on Broadway Concert Series

Guests can enjoy some of Broadway’s most amazing talent at the Disney on Broadway Concert Series. Every two weeks, different pairs from Disney on Broadway will sing some of your most beloved songs from your favorite Disney Broadway shows. Clara reminds guests show times are as follows: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM daily from January 17 to February 24, 2020. The concerts are held at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot. Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White as well as Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee are a few of the pairs set to perform this year!

Panel Tip #3 – Come hungry!

Bring your appetite to this year’s festival as a culinary artistic feast awaits you. From the Deconstructed Dish to Cuisine Classique, delectable bites will allow you the opportunity to try a variety of food choices. Might we suggest the Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic? You will also want to save room for culinary masterpieces from The Artist’s Table, Pop Eats! and Decadent Delights, which is sure to be a favorite stop for all dessert lovers.

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